Monthly Archives: April 2017

April 26, 2017

Elderly Mothers and Retirement Communities- Part 2

The evil deed is done. The $1,500 deposit is paid. The room is reserved. She’s moving in Monday. There is no joy in Mudville. As part of my volunteer work for our little community of Huntsville, I tell stories to the elderly at Carriage Inn. It is a lovely facility, all on one floor, decorations […]

April 24, 2017

A Legacy

As my 96 year-old mother prepares to leave for Florida to join her hubby Al, I don’t know if she will return. Images of illnesses, or falls, or injuries float through my mind. But, to be honest, most of us in the family are already taking bets on WHEN she will return, not IF. Like […]

April 23, 2017

On Teaching

After my recent diatribe on discipline and the terrors of teaching at our local elementary schools, it is a real pleasure to be able to report on the Humanities Texas Teaching Awards. I had to good fortune to be part of a committee for our #HumanitiesTexas that chooses a dozen or more top teachers in […]

April 7, 2017

Visiting the Wobbly

And now I know why they call it the “Wobbly, Bobbly, Turnover and Stop.” Last Saturday, a group of 7 of us led by the irrepressible Trinityites Donna Coffen and Susan Madeley, ventured down I-45 to the Railroad Museum in Galveston. Our design was to visit the new display that focuses on the life and […]